Each month Abundance is highlighting a local non-profit that benefits our community, collecting funds for that project through donations made both at our registers (Round Up*) and online (Paypal) using our website, email communications, and social media channels.
This month the co-op will be supporting Mockingbird Farm Animal Sanctuary. Mockingbird is a historic farm nestled in the small town of Byron, NY and has become a place of refuge for all human and non-human beings who step foot onto the farm. Surrounded by the serenity of vast Western New York farmland, massive 6,000 sq ft victorian era barns, apple and pear orchards, gardens, vineyard, and beloved herd of rescued animals, Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary embodies true peace and sanctuary for the living beings in our company.
Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 corporation that operates solely as a result of your donations!
Bookmark this page to keep up to date with how much we collect as a store, and contribute to this awesome program!
*Round Up is a program where shoppers can donate, or Round UP, to the cause of the month at the register when they are checking out with their groceries. This is done in the store. This year we started developing web pages for our collection drives and collecting money online for those various endeavors. We track all the money we make, and one hundred percent of the money is given to the charity/cause. Abundance shoppers and shareholders have been giving back to the community by rounding up their purchase totals since 2014!
Get to know MOCKINGBIRD
March 2021 Recipient: Mockingbird Farm Animal Sanctuary
MISSION To provide lifetime sanctuary to farmed animals with donations soley benefiting direct animal care.
VALUES Compassionate vegan environment, promoting kindness and ethical treatment of animals in a mutually beneficial environment only.
GOALS To rescue factory farmed, abused, surrendered and/or neglected animals and provide resources for a compassionate lifestyle.
Mockingbird Farm is the heart child of co-founders, best friends, and lifetime animal advocates Jonell Belcher and Jon Tedd. After a decade of planning, the farm was finally purchased by Jonell and her spouse Joe Chudyk. After making major repairs and updates to the farm utilizing their own personal resources, and the help of their other incredible board director, Jasmyn Morris, Mackingbird became a 501(c)3 charitable farm sanctuary.
Why is it named Mockingbird Farm?
It all started with Atticus. A beloved and devoted 110lb weimaraner who passed away at the age of 13 in the spring of 2017.